DBSA WV held its annual state conference including peer support/facilitator training at St. John the 23rd Pastoral Center in Charleston, WV on September 26th and 27th, 2019.  Participants from six counties attended the two day event.  Training, which was provided by BBHHF included Mental Health First Aid and Person Centered Care and Considerations by Dave Sanders, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care by Jim Matney, and Strategic Prevention Framework provided by Josh Murphy and Kimberly Shoemake from Prestera.

Jill Burgos, Chapter Relations Manager from DBSA National joined us on the second day of training and did a presentation at the annual face to face meeting of the Board of Directors following the conference on September 28, 2019.

DBSA WV extends a special thanks to Dave Sanders for arranging all the speakers. We also wish to thanks to all the speakers for making our conference complete.

DBSA WV thanks Brenda and all the staff at St. John’s for all their help and hospitality at this beautiful facility.

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